Wouter Moraal

Artist

Wouter Moraal (NL)
Wouter Moraal (MSc) is a media artist/designer, educator and creative researcher based in Utrecht. He has been producing interactive digital installations and physical games to deepen the public understanding about the roles of new technologies and power in society. Topics of his work range from internet politics, privacy, digital security and artificial neural networks, to refugees and activism.
Race Against the Regime & C.A.T. for humanity (2019)
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  • © Willy Dumaz (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)
  • Wouter Moraal © Anqi Li
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During the last couple of years we have seen many countries world wide slide down from democratic to more authoritarian. Meanwhile citizens are struggling to maintain functioning democracies. For beginning activists it can be tough to get a grip on all the powers at play, what tactics exist to choose from and at what moments in the struggle these tactics are most effective. To simply copy tactics used by others in the past or to fall back on violence can be disastrous temptations. The Race Against the Regime project was initiated with the goal to prepare the next generation of effective and creative activists. Through many interviews, weeks of research, workshops and feedback sessions with the help of activists, game designers, experts and artists the toolkit CATs for Humanity was born (CAT stands for Creative Activism Tactics). With the help of funny cats in the role of creative activists, the card game facilitates play, brainstorms and the planning of creative campaigns.

EMAP/EMARE grants of Wouter Moraal